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    Elements of Go-to Applicators

    The request may arrive via phone or fax, or from a form submitted through the company’s Website

     
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    Chipping Away

    Plaster demolition work isn’t pretty. Unfortunately, this sometimes becomes too apparent in the finished product

     
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    Blasting the Problem Away

    Some consider it old-fashioned to perform full chip-outs.

     
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    A Question of Honor

    When I was young, being a journalist was considered honorable

     
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    Slow Response to ADA Deadline

    With only weeks to go before the compliance deadline, inquiries about the Americans with Disabilities Act are just starting to trickle in from aquatics facilities, industry professionals report

     
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    Lack of Code Enforcement Angers Arizona Techs

    The open availability of illegal pumps and motors — and the absence of law enforcement on the issue — is frustrating pool professionals across the state

     
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    Early-Buy Activity Improves

    Pool and spa professionals across the country are reporting a more upbeat tone to early buys in 2012.

     
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    Industry Groups Intensify Push for Membership

    For the first time ever, Florida’s professional pool association is adding a staff position dedicated to member relations

     
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    Retail Summit Offers Motivation, Optimism

    Despite the country’s worst recession since World War II, sellers of equipment, replacement parts and other accessories can take advantage of the recovery potential (close to $5 billion for dealers over the next several years) presented by an existi

     
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    DFW Area May Face Permit Ban

    Officials in northern Texas could soon impose restrictions that would halt all new construction and renovation

     
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    School’s in Session

    Things are looking promising for the 2012 Orlando Pool & Spa Show, set for Feb. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center

     
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    Innovation Nation

    In January 2011, Pool & Spa News began publishing the hot tub-dedicated column Spa Smart.

     
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    Stain Detection

    The sudden appearance of a stain or other surface discoloration often brings a barrage of questions, both from the homeowner and the service professional: What caused it? Can it be removed? Can it be prevented from returning? And of course, the ever-popul

     
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    Strange Stains

    Though many stains fall into similar categories, some are so odd that they almost seem to have come from another dimension

     
  • Preventing Saltwater Problems

    Scale, stains and cloudy water are the most common challenges with saltwater pools — but only if they are not maintained correctly.

     
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    Finding Success Along Roads Less Troweled

    For years, Alan Smith routinely received dozens of inquiries from homeowners and developers in search of a builder to design and construct a new pool.